A couple friends and I went up for the last Salsa at Alki event of the year. That night, I wore my favorite purple skirt. Man was it fun. There are so many talented dancers there that I really had to stay on my toes and pay close attention to the cues. Even still, I missed a bunch of them. Part of that is due to the intro period between myself and any new dance partner. Just like becoming friends with someone, you need to learn how someone else dances. Not everyone dances to the beat. Some have a firm lead, others very light. We're all still learning, no matter how good we are. So I'm grateful for the new dance challenges through new partners that I got to experience at Alki.
Thanks to Beverly Johnson and Amy Braden, instead of doing one more garment in painter's tape, I decide to dive (with complete abandon) into making a pattern from my skirt using press 'n' seal. I haven't the time to use painter's tape this go round. So, let's see what happens!
I grabbed some really bright tropical nylon-lycra from my stash, the bit of wicked purple sparkle that matched, a thin nylon-lycra for a lining since the main fabric was shear (I could see the grid on my cutting table), and a tiny bit of matching purple poly-nylon-lycra wicking fabric. I sewed like a mad woman after I thought alot about the construction. And wonder of wonders, I had just enough time left to get ready to go before my friends arrived.
I pulled it together, thanks to the expert opinion of my friend, using one of my Under Armor Bra Tank's that's open in the back. It has a nice wicking material which was super great for being out on the dance floor bustin a move and sweating like crazy with all those other hot sweaty people. Yeah, these photos were taken at 2 AM AFTER dancing all evening. I was so tired I could barely stay awake. Color me shocked that I got the wild hair to take my outfit photos as soon as I arrived home.
So, to complete my ensemble, I turned a couple silk Echinacea (cone flower) into hair clips to adorn my head and continue with the tropical feel. I just love this braided look and this is how it looks AFTER a night of dancing and sweating. I'd say that's a winning hair style.